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Cortona Exterior contemporary-pool

Cortona Exterior

This Westlake site posed several challenges that included managing a sloping lot and capturing the views of downtown Austin in specific locations on the lot, while staying within the height restrictions. The service and garages split in two, buffering the less private areas of the lot creating an inner courtyard. The ancillary rooms are organized around this court leading up to the entertaining areas. The main living areas serve as a transition to a private natural vegetative bluff on the North side. Breezeways and terraces connect the various outdoor living spaces feeding off the great room and dining, balancing natural light and summer breezes to the interior spaces. The private areas are located on the upper level, organized in an inverted “u”, maximizing the best views on the lot. The residence represents a programmatic collaboration of the clients’ needs and subdivision restrictions while engaging the unique features of the lot.

Built by Butterfield Custom Homes

Photography by Adam Steiner

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slfeuer wrote:
What type of wood was used on the patio ceiling?
     Comment   April 5, 2013
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Yes, please share what material was used on this ceiling application?
May 24, 2013 at 6:30pm   
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dlujic wrote:
who is the manufcturer of the outdoor sconces?
   Comment   May 6, 2012
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Cornerstone Architects
Check with the builder, he would know for sure! Matt Butterfield 512.563.6045
May 7, 2012 at 8:21am   
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The lighting is all by Lights Fantastic in Austin. Try looking at their outdoor lights on their website.
June 14, 2012 at 1:56pm     
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Lauri Griffin wrote:
what stone did you use around the pool area
   Comment   September 21, 2011
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Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC
The pool coping is limestone, and the deck is Ipe, and the hard surface area is a travertine 12x24
February 6, 2012 at 8:30am     
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It was from Materials Marketing in Austin, you can call them about the decking material and coping to match
October 9, 2012 at 7:00am   
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schneidersaustin wrote:
Limestone tile size? - What size are the tiles that you cut for the patio?
   Comment   June 9, 2014
tcveit wrote:
What is the material if the floor decking? Is it manufactured or real
   Comment   March 21, 2014
jacquelinewarren660 wrote:
Stone - The stone on the house is beautiful, where can I find it.
   Comment   February 26, 2014
00hunter wrote:
What kind of material are the dark posts made of for the overhang?
   Comment   July 19, 2013
jen11k wrote:
What is the depth of the covered area?
   Comment   June 6, 2013
fortsmall wrote:
overhangs - What type wood was used for the overhangs?
   Comment   December 1, 2012
Liz Jones wrote:
What is pool plaster color?
   Comment   October 8, 2012
Lisa Burch wrote:
What style doors are those? They don't look like traditional french doors. Does this style have a name
   Comment   October 6, 2012
blakeanddella wrote:
Love the mixture of stone and stucco! But, windows what is the brand? - What material are the frames made from? Wood, aluminum? The windows are fabulous, as is all of this house!
   Comment   August 27, 2012

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